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May. 4th, 2006

Someone going by the name of Sue-Kitten on DeviantART, ~Anika-Candeh~ on Furcadia, made a particular journal entry brought to my attention through a link in her comments signature. I thought posting the offending text here would be the best course of action.


"This is really hurting me here people, I just wish the ones I commissioned would help me out here, And try to let the snobs know I pay! Sometimes I don't pay the artist for not getting my character right, Or like doing sucky yeah, But its my choice.. Why waste money on a shit port? Can someone tell me that please? You might say, OMG they worked hard on it, BULL! If it turned out shit it aint worth wasting money over!

AND, I pay the ones that do the best on Anika because they put more effort and try in it, And didn't cheat me out on money for some crapped up portrait, That looks like it hasn't been tooken effort on! I mean hell, I am sure alot of OTHER people do this too!

ALSO, I would like someone to tell me why they would go around saying shit about me stealing or like, Not paying if I don't like the portrait and not pay them, Its bull crap! I mean, Sure.. I would of been nice enough to pay them, But no, I wouldn't take the port because it wasn't what I wanted.. IF only people would do that, Come to me instead of spreading it around! *Frowns.* I feel like I am losing my mind! I can't take this fuck, And peace out!"

Be sure you know what you're getting into when you agree to accept a commission for this girl.

Though I did read the community userinfo attempting to make sure I understood the posting rules before posting, please let me know if there's anything I need to change/remove.
Edit: From? *For.
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May. 5th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
I'd say this falls under the rules pretty well - warning people about a potentially bad commissioner.

This person should KNOW better when ordering commissions - LOOK at the artist's previous work before ordering a port, fer chrissakes. If you fail to notice that the artist's standard work might not be what you're looking for and ask them to create a port for you anyway, at least pay them SOMETHING to compensate for their time! Christ! I KNOW Furcadia portraits generally don't sell for that much in the first place.

Give us a break.
May. 5th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
I went a little caps-happy there, heh. reading that just irked me immensely. :0
May. 5th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Wow, I'd be ten shades of pissed off if someone said:

"OMG draw me a picture! I'll pay!"

Then turned around, took the picture and said:

"Nevermind, you suck."

I'd throw her name all over the place too.

Drawing is work, for some people (not me) it's their JOB. Do a little research, if you don't like their style, don't waste their time...
May. 5th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
That why you should always make sure to accept some money up front before taking it any further. I always pay for art in parts. First part for the sketch, and then the rest for the completed piece.

May. 5th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Hey, I know her!
I drew this for her and I never heard from her again. You mean it might have been because she didn't like it?? If that was the case, she never said so. NOT A WORD. I'd be SUPER cautious if that is her habit. It simply leaves one confused. Take a look at my sketch and decide for yourself whether you think her standards are a little backwards. This is what she calls shit art.
May. 5th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Re: Hey, I know her!
Looks to me like someone's just trying to cheat artists out of free art. -_- If she considers that "shit art" (which it definitely isn't) she ought to at the very least say so and ask it to be re-done, and then let the artist decide whether or not they can do that or would rather give a refund.

It's people like this girl that make me insist on up-front payments.
Re: Hey, I know her! - ratbat - May. 5th, 2006 09:59 am (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Hey, I know her! - aaaamory - May. 5th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hey, I know her! - ex_midnightf139 - May. 5th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hey, I know her! - wulfsbane - May. 5th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hey, I know her! - anjel_kitty - May. 5th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 5th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
I'm just going to add another little comment...

I'm prone to bouts of swearing in my own personal (and private) space, but I would never, EVER do work for someone who uses language like that blatantly and "loudly" in a public space - and expects it to bring them sympathy. it's a sign of immaturity and general unpleasantness.

blargh. what's wrong with people?
May. 5th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Ugh... she looks right unpleasant to work with.
One person calmly suggested she ask the artist to revise the sketch if she doesn't like it... here's what she said: "ROFL. If they can't make it the first time, Then to hell with them, Now go away, Thank you."

That is some seriously messed up logic there.

I HATE the rampant artist abuse here in the fandumb. It's getting ridiculous.
May. 5th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
BTW, what the heck is a port??
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May. 5th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)

Heh. I wouldn't payen for a portraiten no one tooken effort on, bork bork bork.

Seriously, though -- man, I'd be pissed off. It's half her responsibility to research, provide reference, and work with the artist to make that portrait not suck; people don't read minds.

Duly noted and passed on. Ugh.

May. 5th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Ahh... furc ports. Take it from a relatively well-known port artist: they're ALWAYS causing drama. x_x
May. 5th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
<3 Ship ports :(
May. 5th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
I'd like to see her try this "I dun have to pay if I don't like it" additude out in the real world. Hey McDondals, I don't like this Egg McMuffin, I'm not paying!

Thanks for the warning. She'll get a big "Fuck off" from me if she ever approaches me for work.
May. 6th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Sadly, some people and some businesses... well, you can get free stuff if you complain enough about how sucky your last one was. Like, unusually sucky. Some people are firm, and won't give out free stuff except for very special circumstances. Lots of fast food places seem to take on this matra, of 'the customer is always right, we don't want them mad, placate them at all costs.'

So really, I can totally see someone buying an egg mcmuffin, complaining that it was shitty/cold/had a hair in it/whatever, and getting another one (granted, she's paid for the first one, but still.)
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May. 5th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
Amen, bruddah!
May. 5th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
AND, I pay the ones that do the best on Anika because they put more effort and try in it, And didn't cheat me out on money for some crapped up portrait, That looks like it hasn't been tooken effort on! I mean hell, I am sure alot of OTHER people do this too!

Ew. This woman does need a huge ego fix like now. So she doesn't pay people just because she doesn't like how it turned out? There's always an open request to have it fixed, and people have something called styles.

Irresponsible commissioners. Is she even 18? /roll
May. 5th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
May. 5th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)

Well I like how she states that she'll now be commissioning "more talented" artists. Why? Because I'll say it'll be a case of no, she won't if they have any sense. No self respecting "more talented" or more skilled artist would touch with a barge pole any commissioner who decides she won't pay up if she doesn't like the work.

Mind you, she plays furcadia and we all know that is just a bastion of maturity right? (No offence meant to any mature decent furcadia players but the vast majority of players from what I hear are like this girl).
May. 5th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
No self respecting "more talented" or more skilled artist would touch with a barge pole any commissioner who decides she won't pay up if she doesn't like the work.

Most wouldn't allow her to commission in the first place, because any self-respecting artist that has faith in their talent should be taking at least SOME money up front. Though with this girl I'd require half up-front, not after a sketch - why waste time giving a sketch first only for her to decide it's crap?

When you're commissioning artists, you can't expect 100% perfection. You might have a vision in your own mind, but unless you're artistic enough to express it yourself, *exactly* the way that you see it in your own mind, you're going to have to settle for something "substandard." (When I say "substandard," I mean it most likely won't be 100% accurate to what you yourself see in your mind - though an artists' method of portraying your character might turn out BETTER than you had in mind!) I don't understand why some commissioners don't get that.
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May. 5th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ugh. what a bitch. She needs to be decked in the face.

Its only logical to commission an artist who's work you REALLY LIKE/admire. If she expects the commission to end up EXACTLY how it is in her head everytime, then this is bound to happen often. Its amazing how she doesn't even want to WORK with the artist.

Thanks for posting this. She really DOES deserve to be complained about really, especially since she's so incredibly rude.
May. 5th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
She IMed me on AIM back in December, asking me if I was accepting commissions. I was at that time, and not only did I explain why my terms and conditions were, but I showed her my webpage that said practically the same things, as well as showed some examples and linked back around to my Deviant Art gallery, where she had originally found me. I had never heard of the girl before. I told her I'd accept her commission, and told her to email me with all the information, references, ect. that I'd need in order to draw her character. She did that, and I created a sketch for her because that's how I work things. She accepted the sketch as is and also accepted the price. She told me she'd send me a money order as payment. After waiting for it for several weeks, I emailed her asking her if she had sent the money order. She replied by saying she "must have forgotten" to. I accepted that, as some people are forgetful. Me being one of them. She promised to have it mailed within that week. I waited again, and it never showed up. I emailed her again, and she said she'd send it as soon as she could. At this point, I dropped it. The sketch wasn't THAT much trouble anyway, and I had other orders to fill. But then, some time later she IMed me AGAIN. I told her she still hadn't paid for that commission, and then she told me that she'd pay for it the 3rd of the following month. That month has since come and gone with no payments received.

If she didn't like my work, she should never had commissioned me. She found on my DA, so she knows good and well what kind of work I do. What I drew for her was NOT a Furcadia portrait. I did a full body character drawing for her. The price for those is $20, take it or leave it. She ACCEPTED both the sketch and the price.

I'd also like to mention that she has been BANNED from Deviant Art TWICE. In fact, her new account is in violation of DA's ban evasion terms. I'll be reporting her, just because I'm tired of her ways. It probably won't stop her, though.
May. 5th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
This girl doesn't seem to grasp the concept of being a good commisioner of art. I wonder if she has acutally ever really bought any art that she has claimed. I would stay a million miles away from her...
May. 9th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's my guess....has anyone actually RECEIVED payment for doing art for her? Sounds like a no.
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